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Directing the Human Adjustment Process

What would you say are three contributing factors that are most significant in directing the human adjustment process.

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1. What would you say are three contributing factors that are most significant in directing the human adjustment process?

Most would agree that parental involvement, friendship and peer acceptance are three significant factors directing the human adjustment process and correlated with long-term human adjustment.

For example, according to University of Maine psychologists studying childhood friendships, reports that all it takes is one best friend to stave off the loneliness and depression of a child - even if that youngster is considered an outsider with the "in crowd" of peers. However, the key is in helping children to establish high-quality friendships that provide validation, intimacy, companionship and conflict resolution skills. Such intervention, the researchers say, begins with involved parents. (Nagle, n.d.)

Besides teaching children the necessary skills for healthy adjustment, parental involvement also is reported to act as a buffer against negative factors, such a school adjustment decline. For example, in a study titled, Association of parental involvement and social competence with school adjustment and engagement among sixth graders, Simons-Morton and Crump (2003) provided evidence that parental involvement and social competences may be protective against decline in school adjustment and engagement in middle school. Specifically, to identify factors associated with school adjustment and engagement, Simons-Morton (2003) surveyed 1,267 sixth graders in four middle schools in one US school district ...

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This solution examines three contributing factors that are most significant in directing the human adjustment process. References are provided in APA format.

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